What is the impact of the EDSA Revolution on today’s generation?
On February 25, 34 years ago, thousands of people marched to the streets of EDSA to rally for freedom and democracy. This series of demonstrations that lasted for 4 days unseated a dictator and ended a violent and abusive regime that tormented the Filipino people for twenty years.
In commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution, we asked a few students how this bloodless demonstration of civil resistance and opposition influenced how the youth of today think, feel and act towards freedom.
“It inspired and contributed to the courage the Filipino youth has today.”
—Theresa Rose Sabejon, Medical Technology
“The younger generation, who are growing up, who look forward to a brighter future, to have an education and advocacy towards the good future in our country. The Filipinos are aware of what the government has to do.”
—Jomari Abunda, Medical Technology
“EDSA Revolution actually gives a huge impact on how we live in today, especially for the rights that we have as Filipinos. It shows how significant our voices are, and that if only we could come together again, bringing that the same courage and hope, we could definitely accomplish the change that we desire for our country today.”
—Cressa Faye Playda, Medical Technology
“The impact of EDSA is we became more free to say what we want, to do what we want, and wala na gani restrictions”
—Lily Dawn Jolo, Dentistry
“I think one of the significant things that had impact to the current Filipino or the youth of the Filipino today, is that EDSA made Filipino minds become stronger, become more vigilant to what the government is doing, become more vigilant on their surroundings not only for their personal needs. EDSA helped the Filipinos to become stronger in voicing out their opinions, especially for the good of everyone.”
—Franz Eya, Medical Technology